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Solar electric car tours in Hanoi
  • By Truc Linh | | September 14, 2012 12:23 PM

Visitors to Hanoi will soon have two more options for city routes run by solar electric cars, set to be put into operation in December.


Electric car tours operate in Hanoi

The tours, launched by Dong Xuan Joint Stock Company, will take tourists to visit a number of famous sites in the city, including Hoa Lo Prison, the Opera House and Quan Su Pagoda.

According to the company, while their old fleet of electric cars are now running in the old quarter, these two new routes will expand to larger streets including Ly Thuong Kiet, Hai Ba Trung, Nguyen Du, which they say will give visitors a chance to see more sites and the city's colonial architecture.

The two new routes will operate every day from 7am till 11pm, beginning December for VND20,000 per person.

Since July 2010, 20 electric cars that could fit seven passengers have been in operation. One route goes up the trade streets and to Dong Xuan Market and the other one tours famous sites for food and shopping, as well as sites like Ngoc Son Temple, Kim Ngan communal house and the Temple of the Le Kings.

September last year, some 20 more electric cars were added to the city's guided tour options by the State-owned Tay Ho company, giving tours around West Lake and a number of other pagodas, parks and temples.

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